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On This Day...7th September

7 September 2018

On 7th September in our yesteryear...

The first recorded game on the 7th of September took place in 1889 and a friendly game with a local side that would be wound-up just a few years later, but re-emerge the following season under a new name, new ownership and a bigger future. Newton Heath came to Gigg Lane for this friendly encounter. Newton Heath are obviously known today as – Manchester United. The game finished 2-2 with 2,000 supporters in attendance, with Holden scoring both Bury goals.

The same club provided the opposition again in 1897 for a testimonial game for Billy Barbour. The result was the same as eight years previously – 2-2 - with J Cust and Harry Millar on the scoresheet. Sadly, only 653 supporters were in attendance for this benefit game.

1907 saw the Shakers heading off to Burnden Park for a Division One game with the club's biggest rivals of the time – Bolton Wanderers. What a day it turned into for bragging rights, with a 6-3 victory in front of 26,000 supporters. Goals from Harry Tufnell, a Billy Hibbert hat-trick and Frank Booth.

1912 brought Grimsby Town to Gigg Lane and a crowd of 7,000. A Wally Smith hat-trick (one from the penalty spot) and a Chris Duffy goal brought home the points with a 4-2 win.

Step forward 45 years to 1957 and Southport were the visitors to Gigg Lane for a Division Three North game. A crowd of 13,461 watched as Bury ran out 4-1 winners with goals from Lockhart (2), Robertson (pen) and Lawson claimed the two points.

The Bury side for this game was as follows: -

Roy McLaren, Eddie Robertson, Norman Lawson, Don May, John McGrath, Gordon Atherton, Johnny Robinson, Tommy Neill, Harry Derbyshire, Stan Pearson and Norman Lockhart.

The photo above shows Stan Pearson leading out the Shakers for this game, closely followed by 'keeper Roy McLaren.

In 1991, the Shakers visited Hull City's Boothferry Park for a Division Three game. With just 3,679 supporters on the gate, Bury won the game 1-0 thanks to a goal from Ian Stevens.

The last recorded game on this day was in 2013 when Bury played Rochdale in a League Two clash at Spotland, though they returned empty-handed following a 1-0 defeat.

The full record for 7th September is: -

Season

Comp

Opposition

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1889/90

Friendly

Newton Heath

H

2

2

Draw

Holden 2

2,000

1895/96

Tier 1

Bolton Wanderers

H

0

3

Lost

 

12,000

1897/98

Test

Newton Heath

H

2

2

Draw

Cust, Millar

653

1901/02

Tier 1

Aston Villa

H

0

0

Draw

 

14,000

1907/08

Tier 1

Bolton Wanderers

A

6

3

Won

Tufnell 2, Hibbert 3, Booth

26,000

1908/09

Tier 1

Manchester United

A

1

2

Lost

Lindsay (Pen)

20,000

1912/13

Tier 2

Grimsby Town

H

4

2

Won

Smith 3 (1 Pen), Duffy

7,000

1918/19

War

Port Vale

H

1

1

Draw

Daniels

?

1929/30

Tier 2

Millwall

A

4

2

Won

Smith JR 3, Amos

20,000

1931/32

Tier 2

Barnsley

A

1

0

Won

Robbie

7,000

1935/36

Tier 2

Blackpool

H

1

1

Draw

Matthewson

12,276

1940/41

War

Manchester United

A

0

0

Draw

 

2,000

1946/47

Tier 2

Southampton

A

1

1

Draw

Kilshaw

23,000

1949/50

Tier 2

Chesterfield

H

2

0

Won

Bodle, Bellis

14,744

1953/54

Tier 2

Bristol Rovers

A

0

2

Lost

 

29,002

1957/58

Tier 3

Southport

H

4

1

Won

Lockhart 2, Robertson (Pen), Lawson

13,461

1960/61

Tier 3

Shrewsbury Town

A

1

2

Lost

Watson

7,760

1963/64

Tier 2

Sunderland

H

0

1

Lost

 

11,901

1965/66

Tier 2

Bristol City

H

1

2

Lost

Bell

6,331

1968/69

Tier 2

Preston North End

H

0

1

Lost

 

10,619

1974/75

Tier 3

Grimsby Town

H

1

1

Draw

Kennedy

3,428

1979/80

ASCup

Oldham Athletic

H

1

2

Lost

Howard

3,924

1982/83

Tier 4

Blackpool

A

1

1

Draw

Madden

4,292

1991/92

Tier 3

Hull City

A

1

0

Won

Stevens

3,679

1996/97

Tier 3

Rotherham United

H

3

1

Won

Carter 2 (1 Pen), Jackson

3,533

1997/98

Tier 2

Tranmere Rovers

H

1

0

Won

Swan

5,073

2007/08

Tier 3

Chesterfield

A

1

3

Lost

Mangan

4,161

2013/14

Tier 4

Rochdale

A

0

1

Lost

 

5,616


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